It's the 12th birthday of Command & Conquer today - which means you only have to wait another four years until you can sleep with your copy of the first game (according to UK law, in case you're a shocked US reader. Although I'm not rightly sure if any country actually has laws about physical intimacy with plastic discs).
But what if you don't own a copy of the first game? Well, then you'll be wanting to download it for free from here. Somewhat uncharacteristically, EA is now offering the entire game (both GDI and NOD campaigns) for non-bucks, to anyone. It's like Satan offering to give Sisyphus a lift up that hill in his Satanmobile.
So, go for it. Just don't come moaning to us about the archaic interface.